Saturday, March 19, 2011

Return of the Cons! (But Not for Alex)

And, somehow, we've managed to make it into March--and into convention season--already. How or when that happened, I'll never know. Wasn't it just Christmas? Didn't we just get back from New York Comic-Con?

Two weekends ago, there was the Emerald City Comic Con. This weekend, C2E2 in Chicago. San Diego has already sold out, and before you know it, we'll be doing a recap of all the things that will be announced there in July.

The Boston Comic Con--which is a great show, by the way--is in a few weeks, and August brings the great Baltimore Con, which in my opinion, at least, is America's best comic convention.

I guess I'm feeling a bit left out this weekend, as I would have loved to have gone to C2E2, and I already know that schedule conflicts will prohibit me from attending both Boston and Baltimore.

Missing the Baltimore show is going to hurt the most, to be honest. That'll make two years in a row that I've missed it, and that just doesn't sit well with me. I'm hoping that I'll be able to attend NYCC again this October, because we had a really good time last year. But that might prove to be my one and only convention of 2011.

I have a trip that I need to take in June that's proving to be rather expensive, and that's in turn prohibited me from even thinking about hitting up some of the smaller, local cons in the summer.

I've talked about it before, and there are certainly things that I just don't care for about conventions.

But, lately, I've been reading so many good books by so many writers and artists that I'd never before been exposed to, that I just...want to be at a con, in the middle of everything. I want to seek these newly discovered creators out at cons, and tell them how much I'm enjoying their stuff, and get an autograph or a drawing or whatever.

So, yeah.

No real point to today's post other than, I feel left out.

On that note, if any of our readers happens to be at C2E2, please feel free to comment or to shoot us an email. We'd love to hear what the show's like, and how things are going.

That's all I've got for today, so go outside, read some comics, and enjoy your Saturday.


Scott said...

Do you know about Heavy Ink?

AJG said...

Checking it out now...are they a store?